Kathy Olszowka, Bass

In addition to being a bassist for The Santa Fe Symphony, Kathy also plays for Santa Fe Pro Musica, and has been playing for the New Mexico Philharmonic (formerly the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra) since 1999. Kathy graduated from Indiana University.

Allegra Askew, Viola

Allegra Askew grew up in Houston, Texas, where she studied viola with Wayne Crouse, Principal Violist of the Houston Symphony. She won the Houston Symphony Young Artist Competition and made her solo debut with the Houston Symphony at the age of sixteen. Allegra continued her...

Allison Tutton

Allison Tutton is second horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic, a position she has held since 2019, following three seasons as fourth horn. She also holds the position of fourth horn in the Quad City Symphony Orchestra (IA) and the Santa Fe Symphony. She holds...

Peter Erb, Horn

New Orleans native Peter Erb joined The Santa Fe Symphony Horn section in 2013. He has held positions with The Phoenix Symphony, Louisville Orchestra and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and continues to perform as Principal Horn in the Arizona Opera Orchestra and the New Mexico Philharmonic....

James Holland, Cello

  James Holland began his cello studies at age 9 in his hometown of Pensacola, FL. He earned degrees in cello performance from the University of Alabama and the Eastman School of Music, after which he became a member of the New World Symphony in Miami...

Erin Eyles Espinoza, Cello

  in Eyles Espinoza is a member of The Santa Fe and El Paso Symphonies. She has performed in the New Mexico Philharmonic, in chamber music recitals in the area, and concertized throughout the United States and in Europe, South America, and Asia. Before relocating...

Christine Rancier, Viola

  Christine Rancier has been a violist with The Santa Fe Symphony since 1991. In the past she served on the Orchestra Committee and as a musician board member representative which gave her a great appreciation of the dedication of the talented staff and board....

Carol Swift, Violin – Clone

Carol Swift is director of the String Ensemble at the Academy and Assistant Principal Second Violin in the New Mexico Philharmonic. A member of The Santa Fe Symphony and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, she performs regularly with Opera Southwest and The Santa Fe...

Ann Karlstrom, Viola

Anne Karlstrom has lived in Albuquerque since 1991. She has a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, and received her Suzuki Long Term Teacher Training at NAU, with Dr. Louise Scott. She continued her teacher training in Albuquerque, with Susan...

Carol Swift, Violin

Carol Swift is director of the String Ensemble at the Academy and Assistant Principal Second Violin in the New Mexico Philharmonic. A member of The Santa Fe Symphony and the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, she performs regularly with Opera Southwest and The Santa Fe...

Cherokee Randolph, Violin

Cherokee Randolph grew up in New Mexico, playing viola with the Albuquerque Youth Symphony and earning a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of New Mexico. After five years in Boston studying with Michael Zaretsky, she moved to Mexico City to play viola with...

Justin Pollak, Violin

Violinist Justin Pollak is a native of Santa Fe, currently living in Albuquerque. He first studied violin with Catherine Nichols. As a student at the University of New Mexico, he studied with Leonard Felberg and Bernard Zinck, and he also took lessons from Kimberly Fredenburgh...